Small Craft Fest continues Sunday
ST. MICHAELS — It’s a weekend of “messing about in boats” at the 35th annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival throughout the campus of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
There are as many types of boat owners as there are people. Most boat owners concede that if you want to get close to the elements, there is nothing like a small boat.
Water, salt-smelling air, sky, weather and the chance of getting wet — it’s all going on during one of the nation’s largest gatherings of small boat enthusiasts.
Navy Point and Fogg’s Cove are packed with small boats in and out of the water. Most are so small they can be picked up and carried by two people.
Amateur and professional
boatbuilders and enthusiasts have their one-of-a-kind kayaks, canoes, sailing skiffs, rowing shells, paddle boats, prams and even cardboard boats on display and in action.
There is model boatbuilding for kids and even model boat sailing in a large sailing pool on land.
Events on Saturday, Oct. 6, included workshops
by museum boatbuilders, a sailing race and a rowing race.
Sunday’s events will include a 10 a.m. swap meet where nautical items can be bought or sold, a scavenger hunt and more messing about until the festival wraps up at about 1:30 p.m.
The museum is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, visit www. cbmm.org.
It’s a weekend of “messing about in boats” for small boat lovers at the 35th annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels. The festival continues Sunday, Oct. 7, until about 1:30 p.m.